Giganta Plant

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The name, coined by our friends at Capri Farms down in Homestead, is pretty descriptive of this close relative of the famous Massangeana Cane (infamously known as the ‘Corn Plant’). The Giganta is multi-trunked, like the Corn Plant, but doesn’t reveal the brown canes. It’s all foliage – and that’s how it spectacularly differs from its relative. The leaves span from top to bottom, and are larger, wider, and more upright. Its genes allow it to do well in low-light situations and maintain its characteristic yellow variegation longer than its cousin. And, it’s highly rated for removing air-born toxins and pumping out some good oxygen.  If you’re looking for a plant with some interesting leaf color that needs very little attention (and isn’t a Corn Plant), let us box one up and ship it to you.

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Description

The Giganta, and we promise it’s not a Corn Plant, does inherit some nice characteristics from its much-maligned sister – it doesn’t require much attention, much light, or much water, so it’s the relative you can live with.  If we land one on your front porch, here’s what you need to know:

Watering

This plant prefers to toggle between moist and dry soil, being able to sustain itself for relatively long periods with little or no water.  So, we recommend infrequent waterings where the entire soil profile is moistened (we’re not talking mud here, but wet) and then allow it to dry down for several days and even weeks depending on the time of year.  And, if it’s configured with a sub-irrigation system, it can go up to a month between waterings.  See our watering guide for more information.

Light

Gigantas thrive in medium to bright light, where the leaves will maintain their characteristic yellow variegation.  It can be sustained in low-light conditions and it will retain the variegation, it just won’t be as pronounced as it will in higher light.  Your best placement is near a window where the plant can get some sun light – east-, south- and west-facing windows are best.

Nutrition

Gigantas likely will not need to be fed during the first 6 months after it has shipped. During this time, it will use the residual nutrients from nursery production. After 12 months, it can be fed quarterly with a complete fertilizer formulated for interior plants. If your Giganta is positioned on a porch in the south, it may need supplemental nutrition sooner than 12 months. Please refer to our nutrient guide for details.

Cleaning

Keeping your Giganta clean is easy-peasy.  It’s long, strap-like leaves will collect dust; when it does, just run a wet cloth along the leaf pulling outward from the stem to clean it up. For spots where something else (besides dust) has landed on your plant, use a mild soapy solution to wet the cloth; then wipe.  Easy-peasy.

Pruning

You should not need to prune this plant.  In cases where a leaf gets spotty, the entire leaf can be removed without noticeably impacting the plant; if a leaf margin gets brown, it can be trimmed off with a sharp pair of scissors.

Bugs

Hardly a worry here, the Giganta is not a big target for pests. Scale, mealy bugs, and mites sometimes jump on, but they’re easily controlled by wiping the infested area with a soapy solution. It can take several intermittent cleanings to rid the plant of the pests.

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WeightN/A
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Size

2.5-3' (in 10" growpot), 3.5-4' (in 14" growpot)

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  1. Vicki (verified owner)

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    I luv my plants hope they’re happy here

  2. Steven C. (verified owner)

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    Absolutely love the Gigantas I purchased from Plantz. The plants were in perfect condition when they were delivered. The yellow and green variegation looks beautiful. They add so much life to my entry way!!

  3. Meghann K. (verified owner)

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    Amazing plant. Exceeded my expectations!!!!! Packaging kept the plant perfect.

  4. Ian (verified owner)

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    Beautiful plant. Arrived safely with all the soil in the pot.
    The wicks and saucer were a huge plus, only I didn’t know they were included. You should tell shoppers this!
    If I.had a bigger house I would buy more.
    I loved the whole experience and grin every time I look at it.
    Thank you, keep it up!

  5. Sherifia H. (verified owner)

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    By far my favorite

  6. Kim G. (verified owner)

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    I love it!!!

  7. Lynn M. (verified owner)

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    The Giganta was one of 3 plants I ordered from Plantz. Unlike the other two plants, the Giganta looked like it had been shipped on its head: all the leaves were badly creased or broken. Sue Waltzer, customer service, called the day after my plants arrived to check on my satisfaction with my new plants. I told her about the Giganta. This was late Friday afternoon before Easter. By the following Wednesday, I had a new, beautiful Giganta on my doorstep, and Sue emailed instructions on steps to take if I wanted to try to salvage the badly damaged Giganta. I would recommend Plantz and Plantz personnel to anyone. They are the greatest!

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